Glossary

VAD

Ventricular Assist Device

Vascularization

The process of infiltration of blood vessels; regarded as a critical support for the health and maintenance of living tissue or the integration of a graft.

VBR

Vertebral Body Replacement (in spine)

VCF

Vertical Compression Fracture (Spine)

Vent

An opening in an implant body that allows for tissue ingrowth for increased retention and stability.

Vitreous carbon

Syn.: Glass-like carbon, glassy carbon Vitreous carbon  a non-graphitizing, or nongraphitizable, carbon which combines glassy and ceramic properties with those of graphite. The most important properties are high temperature resistance, hardness, low density, low electrical resistance, low friction, low thermal resistance, extreme resistance to chemical attack and impermeability to gases and liquids. Glassy carbon is …

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VNS

VNS = Vagus Nerve Stimulation source: patient information LivaNova

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